I have to say I really haven’t been exercising as I should these past few years. In my earlier years I ran regularly, walked a lot, did weight training for a number of years, did yoga and stayed (mostly) in good shape. Why did I let all that go?? Well, LIFE intervened, and though I made fits and starts at exercising here and there, I wasn’t consistent and usually quit after a few weeks. I knew it wasn’t good for me to let myself become an inactive lump, but I did anyway. Blah.
However, I have been inspired by the Portland Marathon, which was held this past weekend. Now, I’m not sure I could ever run 26.2 miles; I’m not sure I could run even 5 miles! But I can walk, and there is a walking event within the marathon. I do better when I’m working toward a specific goal, so I’m stating here and now that I will walk in the walking event in the marathon in 2011. The walk is a 10K (6.2 miles), and not in such a hilly area as here on this side of town, and I know if I follow a sensible training schedule I’ll be able to do it. There’s a great training resource online at Everything 4 Walkers, which is just what I need.
So I started today. Yay!